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Sanctions for Iran. Women rule in primary elections. Gen. McChrystal on slow-going in Afghanistan. It's our news roundtable.

Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., greets supporters as she claimed victory in the Democratic primary runoff election in Little Rock, Ark., June 8, 2010. (AP)
Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., greets supporters as she claimed victory in the Democratic primary runoff election in Little Rock, Ark., June 8, 2010. (AP)

In this week’s mid-term primaries, voters said, "Throw the bums out...but maybe not all of them." It was also a striking series of victories for women.

Meanwhile this week, the gulf oil spill spread, BP finally collected some of the leaking muck, and President Obama finally got mad. Well, sort of.

The U.S. and its allies tried to get tough with Iran. Helen Thomas, who fired tough questions at every President since JFK, finally talked her way out of a job.

And billions around the globe brace for World Cup soccer.

This Hour, On Point: our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.Guests:

John Dickerson, CBS News political analyst and chief political correspondent for Slate.

Kimberley Strassel, columnist and editorial board member at the Wall Street Journal.

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst.

This program aired on June 11, 2010.

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